My food diary challenge!
I ask all my patients before they see me to write a minimum of a five day food diary – sometimes this can be a long as a fortnight. This gives me a huge amount of information and also highlights to the food diary writer exactly what they are eating on a daily basis. More often than not people will have a good supper but fall short at breakfast and lunch and snacking. It’s rare for me to see a food diary that has for example high levels of protein. It is constantly the sugar and carbohydrate levels that slowly rise and often people are quite shocked at how much they eat. Which leads me to my food diary challenge. A friend of mine said he would donate £50 to the RNLI if I posted an honest food diary over a week. So without trying too hard this is an honest account of what I ate a couple of weeks ago:
Earl grey tea and soya milk – two organic apples and half a banana
Jacket potato/smoked salmon. Salad:cucumber, radishes, little gem lettuce, red onion, spring onion, half an avocado – olive oillemon juice dressing, black pepper and organic sea salt.
Mid pm: 2 oatcakes with some feta cheese
Supper: Stir fry chicken with broccoli ginger and spring onion and lettuce. Two glasses of rose and large slab of dark chocolate
Hummous on organic rye bread. Large glass of water with half a squeezed lemon
Mid am. Earl great tea with soya milk
Lunch: A sort of brown rice rissotto with peas and feta cheese – sounds tastier than it appears
Supper: Haddock and stir fry vegetables.
Smoked salmon on pita bread
Lunch: Two apples and two nectarines (on the run/meeting)
Mid pm: feta cheese on oatcakes
Supper: Homemade squash soup and large mackeral salad – two glasses of rose
Two nectarines and one apple – earl grey tea
Mid am: large water with lemon juice and another cup of earl grey tea with soya milk
Lunch: Tofu stir fry
Supper: Wholewheat spaghetti with flaked organic salmon and petit pois. Large slab of chocolate
Scrambled eggs on wholemeal pita – water with lemon juice
Lunch: Jacket potato/tuna and large raw salad as above
Mid pm: Two apples and a cup of earl grey tea
Supper: Steamed kale/chard and marrow and bowl of brown rice. Glass of rose.
One apple and large water with lemon juice
Mid am: hummous on rye toast
Lunch: Large raw salad with mackeral.
Supper: Fish and chips – three glasses of rose – Dark chocolate
Smoked salmon on pita bread. Large water with lemon
Mid am: Earl grey tea with soya milk
Lunch: Large raw salad
Supper: out. Salmon, saute potatoes and steamed vegetables. Glass of white wine.